CHICAGO (CBS) — With higher summer demand and instability in the Middle East, consumers have been paying more at the pump, especially here in Chicago.READ MORE: Funeral For Chicago Activist, Historian Timuel Black Set For Friday
WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports the insurgent violence in Iraq and threats to oil facilities there have pushed the price of crude oil to more than $107 per barrel.
That has translated to higher gasoline prices, nowhere higher than Chicago.READ MORE: New ILogin Verification System Is Locking Out Illinoisans Trying To File Unemployment Claims
“In the lower 48 [states], we have Tucson as the low, $3.37, and Chicago is the high at $4.15 for regular,” Trilby Lundberg, an oil industry analyst.
The latest survey by GasBuddy.com found Chicago area prices ranging from $3.76 to $4.59, with the average at $4.10 per gallon.MORE NEWS: Chicago's Police Union Fights City Hall Over COVID Vaccine Mandate In Court Hearings
The U.S. average for gas prices was $3.68 per gallon.